Scripture Verse

The Lord will take away from you all sickness. Deuteronomy 7:15

Introduction

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Jesus Healing the Sick, Christian Dietrich

Words: Tho­mas Gal­lau­det, in the Con­nec­ti­cut Con­gre­ga­tion­al Psalms and Hymns, 1845. Note: Gal­lau­det is oft­en con­fused with his fa­ther, Tho­mas Hop­kins Gal­lau­det, to whom this hymn is some­times er­ron­e­ous­ly at­trib­ut­ed.

Music: An­on­y­mous, 1845 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas Gallaudet
(1822–1902)

Lyrics

Jesus, in sickness and in pain,
Be near to succor me,
My sinking spirit still sustain;
To Thee I turn, to Thee.

When cares and sorrows thicken round,
And nothing bright I see,
In Thee alone can help be found;
To Thee I turn, to Thee.

Should strong temptations fierce assail,
As if to ruin me,
Then in Thy strength will I prevail,
While still I turn to Thee.

Through all my pilgrimage below,
Whate’er my lot may be,
In joy or sadness, weal or woe,
Jesus, I’ll turn to Thee.